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Made for NGADM 2019 Group Round!

Made in 10 hours or so, classic DnB with a dash of my weird style.

I hope you enjoy!

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i honestly think that is is your best work yet!

I like the eerie atmosphere at the beginning and how the cutesy synths slowly bleed in. The quirky texture at :45 is really nice, and the rhythmic content in this piece as a whole is great. The piece is a little slow to progress, and sometimes the texture can be a bit thin and dry, but the melodies by around 1:05 are enjoyable. I like the bass-y breaks at 1:49, although the main chord progression here is a bit cliche. My favorite part of the piece is probably the production quality - the mix is super clean and well-balanced. The sound design is also a big plus, and you integrate the orchestral-sounding samples, vocals, d’n’b elements, and VGM style really well. The piece starts taking a bit of a different direction at 3:26. The texture there is very minimal, yet the novel riff at 3:47 makes it seem like that part isn’t just functioning as a breakdown. The piece feels a bit dragged-out towards the end, and I think one of my main complaints here is the lack of textural fill for a lot of the piece. The piece comes together well by the end, though, and I definitely like the little ritardando at the end with that cutesy VGM synth. Overall, strong work with the mixing, instrumentation, melodies, and rhythmic content here. Keep at it, PredatorMusic! ^_^

Mixing, mastering, and balance
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
Instrumentation and sound design
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
Originality and uniqueness
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
Composite score

You repeat the songs of the Waterflame!

PredatorMusic responds:

Repeat? :(

I would call it more like... it has a bit ton of Waterflame here and there haha, thanks tho!

Ahh! Predator, I forgot how good you are and now you're even better than when I listened to you a year or so ago :) I'm glad you're still making such good music and getting better all the time. Everything is sounding so solid, tight, full and clear. You always use a lot of subtle details in your music that takes it from being good to amazing!

This is crazy good and as I always have to say - holy crap you're only 18!

PS. I'm listening to this on my crappy headphones that make everything sound bad unless it's mixed really well and this sounds amazing, so great job on that front too!

PredatorMusic responds:

Yoooo glad to hear from you again!!!

I'm very grateful to hear that I've improved. And yeaaah, detail is what really matters haha, they make things more unique!

I'm 18 indeed haha idk if that's a good thing haha (at least in this type of music industry)

You can blame your headphones but do not discard that my mix might be horrible too haha, still need to learn!

Thanks for the review man, I appreciate it.

Great song! Very impressive you did this in just 10 hours. I like your "weird style". Sounds very unique how you combine these instruments you don't quite expect together. I can hear why this song is called -Energy-. Sounds very energetic, playful and adventurous. The flute really captures it all. It's an instrument you don't expect in drum and base, but it works very well. The sound of the flute is very good and fits the feel of the song. Somehow it reminds me a bit of the song "Hocus Pocus" by Focus, even though that song is of a different genre. Probably mostly because of the flute solo in that song.

I'm happy you made it into the NGADM19! Good luck to you!

PredatorMusic responds:

I've been using flute a lot in my music lately, glad that this song resembles the energetic I feel now hahaha. I often get to mix different instruments to test if they get along well in my music!

Thanks for the feedback, i'm hoping to do well in this group stage. Not expecting to be in the net round, but at least i'm hoping to get good useful criticism :D

Credits & Info

4.81 / 5.00

Aug 10, 2019
2:30 PM EDT
Video Game
File Info
12.3 MB
5 min 22 sec

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